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How to Make DIY Home Decor

Pop quiz! Wreaths are just for doors, right? If you answered, “Nope!” then congrats, you passed! Wreaths also make fabulous multi-purpose DIY home decor!

If you’ve been following us at Unique in the Creek for even half a second, you know we’re crazy passionate about wreaths and wreath making. And our love of wreaths extends to all sorts of DIY home decor. We’ve found a way bring both these loves together!

DIY Creativity Unlocked

Wreaths can be so much more than just a way to adorn your front door; they can also make for some amazing and creative home decorating. What’s more, with our wreath boards, taking your creations from “just a pretty wreath” to “fabulous DIY home decor” is so easy… and there are so many ways to do it! Create a stunning piece of garden art, or a centrepiece for your table, or design some beautiful home decor for a special room in your house. Our wreath boards can be the foundation for all your creative DIY ideas!

Before we take a look at how exactly you can use our boards to make your DIY home decor, let’s get inspired! Take a look at some of the unique ways we and some our friends have utilized our wreath boards to make some outstanding home decorating pieces.

Outdoor Home Decor

Just because it’s called “home decor” doesn’t mean it needs to go inside your home. The creations you make our on boards can also look terrific displayed outside and around your home. Think in the garden, on latticework, around a pool or pond, or adorning the fence. The possibilities are endless!

Just look at how great this backdrop of flowers looks on the latticework behind the pool! And yes, each of those flower heads was created using our Large and/or Small Wreath Boards. It really paints a beautiful summer scene, doesn’t it?

Designs created on our boards can also look amazing in your garden. For instance, creations made on our Wing Wreath Board, like this butterfly, look right at home in a garden setting, especially when you tie in the colours to match the rest of your garden.

For DIY home decor like this, just pick up a garden hook to hang your creation from and your cute critter will look like it’s floating above your beautiful flowers and plants!

by Pat McDonald

Our wreath boards can also be used to make an adorable “potted” flower creation like this one by our friend, Pat McDonald. And this is just one way to do it! You could design any type of flowers you wanted for the flower heads, pick a pot of your choosing, and dress it up any way you’d like. Then, sit your DIY creation on your porch, deck, or somewhere in your garden. It could even make for some beautiful foyer decor!

Indoor Home Decor

If you’re looking to add some interest to the inside of your home, we’ve got you covered there too! Here are some ideas to inspire your indoor DIY home decor:

First things first, we just want to remind you that a beautiful flower wreath can look stunning on its own on a wall indoors just as much as out. It can really make the perfect accent piece in a room, especially when it ties into the colour scheme or pattern of the furniture, walls, or other surroundings, like these two indoor wreaths created by Laurie!

As soon as you put a wreath on a wall, it’s no longer a wreath, it’s art!

And what about taking the idea of a flower wreath, and turning it into something entirely different? By simply adding a reflective piece to the centre of this creation, a bold piece of DIY home decor becomes a gorgeous mirror.

We’ve also seen some creative folks turn flower wreath centres into working clocks–absolutely genius! Your creations can be both practical AND beautiful!

And indoors, your creations don’t always need to hang; a flower creation can be a beautiful accent piece on a bed amongst the pillows! Also, hanging a group of flower designs above a bed can make for a stunning alternative to a piece of canvas art. Don’t you love how Laurie decorated her bedroom?

There are so many DIY home decor possibilities for a luxurious bedroom with our wreath boards!

Great for Children’s Rooms!

Speaking of bedrooms, sometimes when you’re decorating a child’s bedroom it can be tough to find the perfect accessories to match a theme. So why not create something yourself? A colourful horse or unicorn creation, made on our Horse Wreath Board, could look absolutely adorable on the wall in a girl’s bedroom, don’tcha think?

Or a fairy or angel design, made on our Triangle Wreath Board, is also lovely feminine design that could be cute in a girl’s room. And when you make it yourself, you can pick your materials to make sure everything matches your design plans just right.

For a boy’s room or kid’s room in general, we’ve seen some fantastic DIY creations made by folks on our Wing Wreath Board, such as dragons. Let your imagination soar!

…And let’s not forget about DIY home decor in the dining room or kitchen! Our wreath boards can make a great base for a wonderful centrepiece for celebrating any holiday, special occasion, or theme. Think Easter (like this one above), Christmas, Thanksgiving, a birthday, or your favourite season, there are so many options!

Trust us, your guests will be impressed by your creative ingenuity!

How to Make Your DIY Home Decor

Okay, so you’ve got your DIY home decor ideas, you’re feeling inspired, and you’re ready to get started creating… but where do you begin?

Well, it all starts with one of our UITC™ Wreath Boards! Our Wreath Boards are the base for all your DIY home decor and wreath creations. Best of all, they make the whole home decor DIY process a breeze!

We recommend using cable ties (zip ties) with all of our DIY wreath boards to attach your materials. You really can use any material you wish as long as you can zip a cable tie around it. Any material is fair game! And it helps you use far fewer materials so that the DIY home decor making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

This is how you pre-load a board with zip ties –

Once you’ve preloaded the board, you’re ready to go! From here, you’ll use materials and accessories to truly make your DIY home decor your own. Fortunately, we’ve got your covered there too–our online shop has an abundance of mesh, a variety of styles and patterns of ribbon, and many other fun accessories and supplies you use to make your creations.

Seriously, go have a browse! And you can also find inspiration at your local dollar store or craft store.

Use Our Video Replays to Make Your DIY Home Decor

If you’re not exactly sure how to go about using our wreath boards or would like some extra inspiration or guidance in creating your DIY home decor, we have hundreds of YouTube tutorials and live replays to help you to get started. Here are a few favourites:

Like the butterfly art earlier in this post, a dragonfly wreath, made on our Cross Wreath Board, would also look great “flying” around in your garden! And the Cross Board is made extra thick and sturdy to withstand the elements. (More on that in a future blog post!)

While this tabletop topiary is technically an Easter design, the general idea can be applied to any holiday, occasion, or season simply by switching up the materials used.

If you loved our fairy princess girl’s room decor above, we’ve got a tutorial on that too!

Our YouTube channel is just bursting with video replays and tutorials to inspire all kinds of amazing DIY home decor ideas, so be sure to hit the “subscribe” button!

DIY Home Decor starts at Unique in the Creek

Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that DIY home decor and wreath making are for everyone. You don’t need any previous crafting experience to have fun and create something stunning for your home or to give as a gift.

So now that we’ve shown you many ways to use your boards to make some unique DIY home decor, are you ready to get started? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, wreath kits, and more. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!